Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Sewage loss contains biological contaminants, and cleanup should not be attempted by anyone other than a professional, such as SERVPRO of South Redlands/Yucaipa. Our team is certified in biohazard remediation, and is here to help 24/7, 365. We work around the clock to ensure timely service, because we know time is of the essence to prevent secondary damage to your property. Some signs of sewage loss can be a foul stench coming from drains, bubbling after you flush the toilet or run the sink, slowly flushing toilets, or running one faucet leads to a backup elsewhere. While prevention is always the best case scenario, we know best that accidents happen, and we're here to help when they do.

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There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of South Redlands / Yucaipa / North Riverside City / Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead / NE Rancho Cucamonga will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.